SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

November 11, 2010 12:10 ET

Pentaho Customer Wins Ventana Research 2010 Leadership Award

Leading Senior Living Group Honored for Operational Analytics and Performance

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) and Data Integration leader, today announced that Pentaho Customer, StoneGate Senior Care, was selected as a Ventana Research 2010 Leadership Award Leader for overall operational leadership. They received this award for improving operational analytics and performance using Pentaho open source BI to drive accountability to front line management and maintain better quality for their residents. 

With labor making up about 45 percent of the operational cost at StoneGate Senior Care, it is critical to manage labor carefully and not exceed overtime hours. Management at StoneGate Senior Care turned to Brandon Jackson, Director of Finance and Analytics, with the goal of improving operational management and costs, creating less dependence on IT to generate the management reports and finding a cost effective and scalable solution. With a team of only three full-time employees, StoneGate was able to roll out Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition in just five months and in less than one month began to see a return-on-investment.

StoneGate Senior Care's use of Pentaho Data Integration, in concert with Pentaho Reporting, allows StoneGate to monitor how responsive managers are at resolving issues like missed time clock punches, control overtime expense and know exactly where labor costs stand on a daily basis. All levels of management can now get the information they need quickly and consistently. By combining this data with the right policies on how to act on the data and plan for the future, StoneGate has dramatically cut its overtime costs, maintained better quality of care for its residents, and relieved the ongoing stress of managers by enabling them to remain compliant with strict legal regulations while staying within their staffing budgets.

"StoneGate Senior Care is a text book example of how Pentaho delivered on the promise of Agile BI, and simplified every aspect of BI projects. By, allowing developer and end users to collaborate seamlessly, StoneGate was able to get value out of the solution in only 4 weeks," said Richard Daley, founder and CEO of Pentaho. "We're extremely proud of our role in helping StoneGate reach its goals for this project, and we commend them for being recognized as a Ventana Research 2010 Leadership Award Leader."

The Ventana Leadership Awards promote organizations and individuals that have contributed to advancing the use of technology to most effectively deliver business success. Judged by the world-renowned research team at Ventana Research, the selected winners demonstrate clear business leadership in bringing together people, process, information and technology to achieve the best potential outcome.

The complete list of Ventana Research 2010 Leadership Award winners can be found at http://www.ventanaresearch.com/resources/resources.aspx?id=4035

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About Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation is the leader in open source business intelligence (BI), data integration and ETL, and Big Data analytics. Thousands of global organizations deploy Pentaho software to make faster and better business decisions that positively impact their bottom lines. Pentaho provides a comprehensive BI Suite that includes capabilities for Hadoop, data integration/ETL, modeling, data mining, analysis, reporting and dashboards. The Pentaho BI Suite, which is available on-premise or on demand in the cloud, supports the company's Agile BI initiative, which enables organizations to build BI applications more quickly, respond to business changes more easily and expedite time-to-value for up to 90% less cost than traditional BI vendors. Pentaho was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL, USA. For more information, visit www.pentaho.com.